The BCMSA and St. John Ambulance recognizes individuals who have acted alone or as a team in providing assistance to either those in need of medical aid using their knowledge in first aid; or those in a situation where their lives may be in danger with or without the application of first aid. Lea Kunz was recognized for his actions at the BCMSA Regular General Meeting jointly by (below left to right) Mike Roberts, Executive Director BCMSA; Caleb Mierau, President BCMSA; Lea Kunz recipient District of Lake Country; Cam Manning, Survivor; Tanis Stoltz, District of Lake Country and Jean Chute, St. John Ambulance Chair of the Honours and Awards at the first annual Above and Beyond Award presentation on October 16th, 2017 .
Lea Kunz, a recreational worker for the District of Lake Country, was asked to provide assistance to a hockey player in a dressing room of an arena. Lea immediately grabbed the AED machine and told another person to call 911. When Lea entered the dressing room the hockey player was sitting on the bench and suddenly collapsed and went into arrest. Realizing that the man was unconscious and not breathing, Lea immediately hooked up the AED machine and continued chest compressions until emergency services arrived. The casualty was transported to hospital where he made a full recovery.
If you know of someone who has acted alone or as a team in providing assistance to either those in need of medical aid using their knowledge in first aid; or those in a situation where their lives may be in danger with or without the application of first aid in the past year, the BCMSA and St. John would like to recognize their effort.Above & Beyond Nomination Form